BJP's Devendra Tamrakar got arrested in Madhya Pradesh after a Dalit woman accused him of raping her, police said on Monday. The woman claimed that Tamrakar raped her in November after getting her husband drunk.
Tamrakar got arrested on Sunday by a police team from the Singrauli district, where the crime was reportedly committed. The woman claimed in her police complaint that Tamrakar raped her on November 30, 2019, and the case lodged on December 31. The woman said she knew Tamrakar as her husband used to work as a laborer in his agriculture fields, according to the police.
However, BJP's Lokendra Parashar with other leaders met the police on Monday and submitted a memorandum, which said Tamrakar got implicated in a false charge.
Parashar said, “Devendra Tamrakar was instrumental behind a complaint against a local Congress MLA who is having a fake caste certificate. This is why the police acted against him at the behest of the government.” The Congress has, however, denied the BJP charge.